Friday, November 8, 2013

Rose Reflections

I was at City Hall a couple of weeks ago to see this art work by Boris Achour of a poem written in fluorescent lights and running for over 300 ft along the south side of the civic square. I was lucky enough to be there just as they were finishing draining the reflecting pool to get ready for the skating rink and caught this wonderful reflection, in the remaining puddles, of the piece and the surrounding buildings. The poem is by a German 17th century poet, Angelus Silesius, and reads - "The rose is without why, blooms because it blooms, it cares not for itself, asks not if it is seen". I couldn't get the whole poem into the shot unfortunately.
Taking part in Weekend Reflection. Click here for more reflections.

27 comments:

Lúcia said...

Very creative, loved the idea! ;-)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super reflections Pat.. Wonderful poem, to me roses are like cats, beautifully nonchalant :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Love this, RedPat! What a great quote too. ;)

Adrienne said...

...asks not if it is seen. Worthy of reflection, indeed!

Malyss said...

Your picture is great, this reflection is really fabulous; and I like the poem very much!

TexWisGirl said...

what a lovely poem. very cool display.

Sylvia K said...

What a terrific capture for the day!! I love the poem!! Thanks for sharing!!

Kay said...

Nice combination of poetry and reflection. Great catch!

Bill Nicholls said...

Great reflection there

'Tsuki said...

I'm glad you find another angle to shot this installation... It is so intriguing !

Taken For Granted said...

Wonderful urban reflection in those puddles. Interesting art installation.

orvokki said...

Fantastic !!!

Deb said...

Nice capture of a great reflection.

llandudnopictures said...

Very impressive!

NatureFootstep said...

Art is many things it seems. Love this idéa. :)

William Kendall said...

The shot works very nicely!

Andrea said...

What a beautiful piece of luck ... perfect timing on your part. And the poem is lovely ... well worth the trip downtown. Very nice post ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Randy said...

Great reflection.

Catherine said...

Love the symmetry here

Andy said...

I'm learning from you that city hall is an ever changing place.

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

Superbe !

Laura. M said...

Precious. It looks like a mirror!!!

JM said...

Very cool!

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful! Lovely mood and reflection shot ~ carol,xxx

acreativeharbor.com said...

Testing that non google + bloggers can post to my blog ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Jack said...

Bravo! This is a fine photo, RedPat.

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

How gorgeous, and I bet it will be phenomenal reflected on the ice.